Harvard suffered its third-straight defeat in its final non-conference match of the season (Gil Talbot).
HARTFORD, Conn. - Squaring off against the No. 1 team in the nation for the second time this season, No. 3 men's squash was upended by No. 1 Trinity, 7-2, Thursday evening at the Kellner Squash Center in its final non-conference match of the season.
The loss hands Harvard (2-4, 2-1 Ivy League) its third-straight defeat, marking the first time since the 2010-11 season the Crimson has dropped three matches in a row. Trinity (14-0) earned its first win against Harvard on its home court since 2012. The Bantams sweept five of nine matches and won by a combined match score of 19-8.
Dylan Murray and Seif Eleinen were the lone victors for the Crimson, with Murray earning a sweep at the No. 5 position, and Eleinen went the distance for a 3-2 win at the No. 8 spot. Murray improved to 4-1 on the season, while Eleinen is the only Crimson member to boast an undefeated record at 5-0.
Harvard will return to Ivy League play at Columbia Feb. 6 for a noon contest.
No. 1 Rick Penders def. David Ryan (H) - (3-1)
No. 2 Michael Craig def. Bradley Smith (H) - (3-0)
No. 3 Juan Vargas def. Bryan Koh (H) - (3-0)
No. 4 Tom DeMulder def. Madhav Dhingra (H) - (3-0)
No. 5 Dylan Murray (H) def. Affeeq Ismail - (3-0)
No. 6 James Evans def. Devin McLaughlin (H) - (3-0)
No. 7 Omar Allaudin def. Alexi Gosset (H) - (3-1)
No. 8 Seif Eleinen (H) def. Tor Christoffersen - (3-2)
No. 9 Patrick Nku def. Mandela Patrick (H) - (3-0)